Joe DiMaggio famously had a 56-game hitting streak. But in the minor leagues in 1933 with the San Francisco Seals, DiMaggio had a hit in 61 straight games.

Related Fact: The first day of the streak, DiMaggio had his right thumb taped to protect a bone bruise. He repeated the ritual every day of the streak, long after the bruise was gone.

[Source: The American Experience. See previous Numbers of the Day here.]